I love all of my cousins on my mother’s side of the family. In the good old days, we would meet in New York for an occasional theater weekend. Last August, we were all in Medellin, Colombia for a wedding.
So I was delighted when we figured out that everyone was in New England at the same time this August. We made a plan to meet in the garden in back of our apartment building for a bring-your-own-lunch reunion. Everyone was under three hours away from Cambridge—they came from Connecticut, Rhode Island and nearby Marblehead, Massachusetts.
It was probably the most beautiful day of the summer. An occasional cloud, but a reasonable temperature, low humidity and a perfect breeze. We gathered in a big circle. Lots of catching up, and lots of laughing. Almost no politics
And for three hours, life was pre-pandemic..